Napc Press Statement 27Feb2013
The People’s Plan is a process of active participation of urban poor organizations with government agencies in relocating poor communities. This process was one of the agreements between urban poor organizations and government through the National Technical Working Group that was formed in 2010 and was led by the late Sec. Jesse Robredo.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Napc Press Statement 27Feb2013
Office of the President of the Philippines NATIONAL ANTI-POVERTY COMMISSION Basic Sector Coordinating and Advocacy ServicePRESS RELEASEFebruary 27, 2013Undersecretary Francisco Fernandez announced to 500 local leaders of urban poor groupsthat demolitions will happen anytime with a deadline to meet – May 15, 2013 – in adialogue held at the Bulwagang TandangSora, College of Social Work and CommunityDevelopment in UP, Diliman, Quezon City.“Pero, ibana ang relocation sa administration na ito,” Usec. Fernandez told the assembly. “Ifyou have a People’s Plan, kayo ang masusunod.” Commissioner Ric Domingo of thePresidential Commission for the Urban Poor assured the leaders that “this government hasopened many avenues for people’s participation” and encouraged them to take advantageof such opportunities.The People’s Plan is a process of active participation of urban poor organizations withgovernment agencies in relocating poor communities. This process was one of theagreements between urban poor organizations and government through the NationalTechnical Working Group that was formed in 2010 and was led by the late Sec. JesseRobredo.As a response to the news from Usec Fernandez, the National Urban Poor Sectoral Council(NUPSC) and other urban poor federations called on the assembly to work out a plan on theimpending demolitions. The local leaders come from communities living along the riverson-top waterways, rivers of San Juan, Pasig, Tullahan, Manggahan Floodway, Tripa deGallina, and Maricaban Creek that make up the priority areas to be demolished.####For more information, please contact:Joann Fernandez+ firstname.lastname@example.org 3rd Floor, Agricultural Training Institute Building, Department of Agriculture, Elliptical Road, Quezon City Trunk lines 4264956, 4264965, 4265019, 4265028, Fax 9279838